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VP Leni Robredo’s ‘net satisfaction rating’ surpasses Q3

MANILA, Philippines – Amid the electoral protest, many Filipinos are still enjoying the work of Vice President Leni Robredo, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Wednesday afternoon.

From Robredo’s +28 net satisfaction rating in June 2019, it rose to +33 this September 2019, which is considered “good” by SWS.

“The 5-point increase in Vice-Pres. Robredo’s overall net satisfaction rating is due to its increase everywhere, especially in Mindanao,” according to the English organization.

The study was conducted from 27th to 30th September.

The net satisfaction rating is obtained by subtracting the percentage of the ghost by the percentage of dissatisfaction with a personality.

In the latest study, it appears that 56% of Filipinos are satisfied with the second president’s job compared with 23% dissatisfied.

Robredo’s net satisfaction rating was higher last month despite being more satisfied with Robredo’s work in June (57%) compared to September (56%).

That’s because Robredo’s work was reduced to dissatisfied in September (23%) compared to those who didn’t like his job in June (29%).

Sotto, Cayetano and Beramin

Meanwhile, Senate President Vicente Sotto III was +61 net + rating for Speaker of the House Alan Peter Cayetano and +16 for Chief Justice Bersamin.

For Sotto, it turns out that 72% are happy with her job while 11% are unhappy.

About 64% were satisfied with Cayetano’s work compared with 14% dissatisfied with his performance in September.

Bersamin, who is due to retire on October 18, says 35% of Filipinos are satisfied with his job while only 19% are dissatisfied.

Senate, Chamber and Supreme Court

Both the legislative and judicial functions of the legislature and the judiciary have declined.

According to the SWS, from 74% in June, down to 69% were pleased with the Senate’s work.

The Chamber, up from 62% last June, slipped 57% last month as well.

Still, 14% remain dissatisfied with the Low House’s work.

Just 57% were satisfied with the Supreme Court’s work last month, compared with 66% in June.

The dissatisfaction with the court also went up from 12% to 16%.

SC ok to release recount report on Marcos protest vs Leni

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court yesterday ordered the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to release a committee report on the recount of three pilot provinces protesting by former Sen. Bongbong Marcos in his poll protest against Vice Pres Leni Robredo.

Particularly here are the areas of Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental.

At the same time, PET also ordered both camps to comment and submit a memorandum within 20 days of the third cause of action filed by Marcos, who was the annulment of the 2016 election results in Lanao del Sur, Basilan and Maguindanao for terrorism, violence, force, threats, intimidation, pre-shading of ballots and vote substitution.

Marcos declared his defeat from Robredo a ‘massive cheating’ in the 2016 elections “by some 260,000 votes” which Robredo denied.

About 13 justices voted in the en banc session on Tuesday.

Two of the PET’s were ordered to release the report by Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa.

Robredo’s camp then urged the tribunal to abolish the electoral protest and said it had increased 15,000 votes to the vice president when the initial recount ended.

SC Spokesperson Brian Keith Hosaka confirmed last month that Caguioa had submitted his revision and recount report to Iloilo, Camarines Sur and Negros Oriental which included 5,417 voting precincts selected by Marcos himself.

Earlier this morning, Father Faura Street was already divided with Marcos and Robredo supporters. Their prayers and appeals were in favor of the SC’s decision.

But both camps still fail to hear from the SC who actually won the 2016 elections.

Mocha Uson appointed deputy administrator of OWWA

MANILA, Philippines (Update 2, 2:14 pm) – President Rodrigo Duterte has been appointed deputy administrator of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson, according to a released list of presidential appointees dated September 26th.

That is why Article IX Section 6 of the 1987 Constitution forbids the government of appointing lost candidates for one year:

“No candidate who has lost in any election shall, within one year after such election, be appointed to any office in the Government or any Government-owned or controlled corporations or in any of their subsidiaries.”

Uson was nominated for the AA Partners party-list in the recent 2019 midterm elections in May, which was held almost five months ago.

However, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez clarified that the one-year ban does not cover party-lists.

Prior to being assigned to OWWA, which is an agency under the Department of Labor and Employment, he served first as the assistant secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office.

In 2017, Mocha became a member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board.

An avid supporter of president Duterte, Uson first became known for his dancing and appearing in some outrageous videos.

“You know, I don’t think so. I’m happy to volunteer now, so we just keep going,” Uson said.

Appointment costs

Meanwhile, such an appointment has led to a variety of negative reactions.

The media and arts alliance LODI, or Let’s Organize for Democracy and Integrity, maintains that its position is against the Constitution.

They also used the provisions of Article IX Section 6 of the Constitution as a basis for their position.

“Even with a position in the local government, Uson cannot be placed without violating the Local Government Code,” according to a statement released Monday.

“Uson did not qualify as a PCOO assistant secretary, nor did he qualify for the position of soliciting the full trust of OFWs in handling their money.”

The group added that misinformation and “hate-filled rhetoric” within the OWWA have no place.

Uson has long been suspicious of spreading misinformation.

Not only is the OWWA fund at risk, but also the lives of the OFWs, said the steering committee of LODI.

“We have seen Uson liaise with the former [Department of Foreign Affairs] consultant on the release and monetization of the OFW rescue video in 2018 that has endowed thousands of Filipinos in Kuwait.”

17th of September let ‘s Uson is no intention to be part of the president’s Cabinet.

“You know, I don’t think so. I’m happy to volunteer now, so we just keep going,” Uson said.